Scientists promote 10-a-day fruit and veg

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Good news for plant-based eaters, as a study published by Imperial College London has revealed that eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year.

Scientists promote 10-a-day fruit and veg

Good news for plant-based eaters, as a study published by Imperial College London has revealed that eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year. Eating up to 800g of fruit and veg was associated with a 24 per cent reduced risk of heart disease, a 33 per cent reduced risk of stroke, a 28 per cent reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and a 13 per cent reduced risk of cancer.
This research has been welcomed by the Vegan Society's Grow Green campaign, which aims to encourage farmers to move away from farming animals to plant protein. Tom Kuehnel, campaigns officer at the Vegan Society, says: 'There is a disconnect between what we are told the public should be eating and the food we are producing. The government should encourage more farmers to take up fruit, vegetable and other protein crop-growing in the UK, and provide support for growers that are producing food for humans, as opposed to prioritising animal farming as we currently do.'

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